21 Jan

parkrun Attendance Records Smashed

Runners at Edinburgh parkrun

Glasgow parkrun smashed the previous Scottish parkrun attendance record on Saturday (18 January) with 533 runners taking part in the Pollok Park event, only for Edinburgh parkrun to upstage it with 560 runners at their event in Crammond/Silverknowes Promenade.

In addition to this, Camperdown and Eglinton also broke their attendance records, with Glasgow's Victoria parkrun equalling their best of 200. Altogether there were 2827 attendees throughout Scotland, 600 up on the previous week. St Andrews and Aberdeen parkruns were also strongly supported, falling one and two places short of their records respectively.

There are now 12 of the free, weekly, timed 5ks in Scotland with a 13th set to be added this year at Springburn Park, Glasgow.

David Black, an Edinburgh parkrun regular, commented on the popularity of the events: "It's great to see so many people getting involved in parkrun. Any other Saturday Glasgow would have snatched the Scottish parkrun attendance record. But Edinburgh smashed their own record, and the Scottish attendance record crown remains firmly in the capital city."

For more information, visit the parkrun website.